The  total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased to 174 after 23 new cases were recorded.

According to Punch, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Wednesday via its Twitter handle.

The tweet read, “Twenty three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria – Nine in Lagos, seven in the FCT, five in Akwa Ibom, one in Kaduna and one in Bauchi State.

“As of 08:00 pm on 1st of April, there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”